Kindle for iOS update adds Kindle store search

Kindle for iOS update adds Kindle store search

The Kindle app for iPhone and iPad has been updated, adding the option of searching the Kindle store. Previously, you could only search your own library of books. Now the search function of the app also returns books in the Kindle store that have free samples available. You can download the samples, read them, and email yourself a link to the book's Amazon page, to remind yourself to buy it later. (All to avoid Amazon being charged the customary 30 percent in-app purchase fee by Apple.)

There are other enhancements to the app: Kindle for iOS now supports custom dictionaries like legal and medical, which will be automatically added for reference when you download them to your device. There is also a new quick reference for accessibility gestures for blind and visually impared customers that can be found in the FAQ section in the settings of the app. Book covers should load more quickly and more fluidly as. Finally, this update contains a number of bug fixes and stability improvements. Kindle for iOS users can grab the update from the App Store right now.

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is a news reporter for iMore. He's also chilling out and having a sandwich.

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